Sweet Potato Puff Recipe
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Sweet Potato Puff Recipe

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I prepare this sweet potato dish mostly around the holidays, but it's good anytime. For added convenience, you can prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven the next day. It's a joy to serve this delicious fluffy casserole to my five children and their families.—Fay Miller, Denham Springs, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk or butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 475 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in coconut.
  2. Spoon into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients until well blended; sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Puff in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p8

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parksville User ID: 1598935 6325
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"We loved this recipe. Although I used unsweetened coconut, we still found it a bit sweet for our tastes, so will cut back on the white sugar the next time. It can be made a day ahead then bring to room temp and bake. Yum, yum....will make this one again!"

sillycupcakegurrrl User ID: 7142729 13222
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"I boiled sweet potatoes by accident for Thanksgiving and we needed something to use them up and my mom found this recipe and I love it every time she or I make it!"

[email protected] User ID: 5947940 3149
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"I have made this for Thanksgiving for several years. I first came across it in your earllier cookbooks. It is requested yearly. We love the leftovers too."

Debintucson User ID: 6941091 200259
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"My mom made this one Thanksgiving and it was a hit ! A nice change from regular sweet potatoes. It is now a family favorite and a must for Thanksgiving. She left out the coconut ,I leave it in either way it is yummy. Reheats nicely too Give it a try you won't be disappointed"

JoyOfDawn User ID: 5948945 200258
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I use this recipe all the time! It is awesome! I sometimes exchange the sweet potato for pumpkin or butternut squash."

Crowley's kitchen User ID: 5845028 12335
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"OMG...this was soooo good. Even my grandchildren loved this dish. It will now be added to my Thanksgiving dinner menu for years to come. Thanks for sharing...."

JoyOfDawn User ID: 5948945 9171
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"Make this with Pumpkin and Butternut Squash as well. Love to have on all the Holidays!"

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 8074
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I left out the coconut, and the dish was delicious! It's a great side-dish for a big Christmas dinner."

musicmarnie66 User ID: 5354048 8073
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"This is the only way to eat sweet potatoes!"

GmaRosieYum User ID: 5551825 7237
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"This recipe is always requested for family gatherings and it always disappears quickly."

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